chapter  11
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Context-based science: a ‘gift horse’ for the talented?


The task of this chapter is to assess whether gifted and talented students may benefit from use of a context-based approach to teaching and learning science. In approaching an answer, we will look at the effectiveness of the current curriculum, explore a curriculum model designed for gifted and talented students and look at what we mean by ‘context-based’ science together with examples prior to drawing conclusions.